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Amakhala Game Reserve

The Amakhala Game Reserve located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa  began in 1999 as a joint conservation venture between the owners of six lodges who are direct descendants of the orignal Frontier settlers some five generations ago and arrived here with the British settlers of 1820. The families originally settled to farm sheep and cattle on the wild and often hostile Zuurveld.

During 2011 the original members of the Amakhala and the Lion Roars Group created a joint Marketing agreement and brand rejuvenation for the malaria free Amakhala Game Reserve.

The joint marketing agreement now includes 11 properties within the Reserve that  fall under a unified marketing umbrella and brand of ‘Amakhala Game Reserve‘.This exciting development has allowed the 7,500ha Amakhala to promote and showcase itself as the premier Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.

Amakhala Game Reserve is a unique conservation initiative that allows animals to be re-introduced to the area where they once roamed freely and so making a contribution to the conservation of our natural heritage. The land was used to ranch sheep and cattle up to the turn of the century. The challenge has been to re-establish the original flora and fauna species to the area and to return the land to nature.

The Private Amakhala Game Reserve offers you a wide variety of 3, 4 & 5-star owner-managed experiences in a selection of 11 Luxury establishments, made up of restored Country houses, Safari Lodges and Tented camps located in different areas of the large 18 000 acres Safari park.


Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Romantic and secluded in a hidden valley | 5-star  rated Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley at the Amakhala Game Reserve. Our tranquil Lodge and suites are the perfect setting for the intimate guest experiences.



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Rustic luxury tented bush camp | 5-Star Bush Lodge is discreetly positioned in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the superlative en-suite, tented and thatched suites overlooks a watering point with big sky views. Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with intimate plunge pool. Within the spacious interior hot and cold air-conditioning, an atmospheric fireplace, large oval bath and romantic alfresco double showers make this the perfect bush retreat.


Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)

Settler hospitality perfect for quiet relaxation | 3 star Carnarvon Dale is consists of the 1820 Settler farmhouse, where breakfasts and dinners are served, and which offers a free wi-fi service. There are only two comfortable en-suite serviced bedrooms in the 1907 Edwardian cottage. Lunches are served here for your convenience. The private lounge leads on to a cool, covered verandah overlooking the swimming pool. Ideal for two couples travelling together or for a family group.



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Breathtaking vista of rolling plains | 4 star rated HillsNek Safari Camp set on the banks of the Bushman’s River offers an unprecedented safari experience where privacy and personalized attention is the hallmark of every stay. The main lodge and four luxury tented chalets are elevated on expansive wooden decks that command panoramic views of the open plains. Discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and tranquillity, all are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside shower. Ideal for families, small groups or those seeking a romantic retreat.



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Family-friendly Safari in Eastern Cape Game Reserve | 4 star rated Hlosi Game Lodge is a tranquil grassland retreat offering rich game-viewing and luxurious accommodation for the whole family. Lying along a gentle curve of hill above the river plain, our suites offer wide-open views with five-star comforts. The main lodge includes elegant lounge and dining areas, and a splendid bar overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole.



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Where Wildlife and History Mingle | 3 star Leeuwenbosch Country House is an eight bed, quality game lodge, created from the gracious 1908 Settler home of the Fowlds family. Steeped in the history of the South African Eastern Cape Frontier & set amidst expansive gardens, the spacious accommodation in four en-suite bedrooms furnished with antiques and historical paintings and delicious cuisine brings history & wildlife with a wide range of game viewing and related outdoor pursuits and activities.



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)An intimate and rustic expedition | 3 Star Quatermain’s 1920’s Safari Camp is expedition camp modelled on the heyday of exploration. The intimate three crisp white 1900’s style safari tents (6 bed camp) offers you the opportunity to experience “Africa under canvas”, fitted out with military campaign style furnishings; the choice of pioneers, hunters and explorers of that time. Relax in the central thatch boma area where local delicacies are prepared in front of you on an open fire, and dinner is served under a blanket of stars.


Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Steeped in history | 3 star Reed Valley is situated in the farmyard and comprises of  four historic en-suite country rooms, each with separate entrances onto private patios. All meals and activities are enjoyed from our 5-star Bush Lodge.



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)With signature stone-capped roof tops | 4 star Safari Lodge in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of Amakhala Game Reserve. This thatched lodge with its unique safari huts and signature stone-capped roof tops, offers all the comforts of a luxury lodge and is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature. The view from the safari huts and lounge area is of the waterhole where monkeys come to play and antelope and zebra to quench their thirst.


Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Set above the Bushmans River valley | 4 star rated Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley in the Amahkala Game Reserve. It offers an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape riverine bushveld at its best. It is the ideal place for families to relax and enjoy the bush together. Guests are often thrilled by the late afternoon sighting of the elephant herd passing by. All rooms have private decks and large bathrooms with a view over the plains. Child-minding facilities available. 



Amakhala Accomodation (expanded)Hear the bush breathe | 3 star Woodbury Tented Camp is a hidden jewel tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River. The Camp offers rustic and secluded luxury, and an authentic African wildlife safari experience. Seven large, comfortable, en-suite tents on raised bases, and with private patios provide the seclusion, tranquility and an intimacy with the bush.

Day Safaris

Feel the heartbeat and rhythm of Africa as you become part of a Big 5 Safari Adventure on Amakhala Game Reserve.

Guided by an experienced Ranger on an open Land Rover, the Amakhala Game Reserve offers a product aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscape including: The Big 5, Black Wildebeest, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope.


Accommodation, meals, selected house beverages and 2 game drive activities (night drives & guided walks are subject to availability and at discretion of ranger at selected lodges).


Premium branded beverages, transfers, telephone calls, laundry and any items of personal nature

Children staying in a room by themselves will be charged the full adult rates.
Children 0 – 2 yrs can share a room with parents at our child friendly lodges with no supplement charge for the use of a COT.

Children, 3 – 11 yrs can share selected rooms with parents at our child friendly lodges, a supplement charge of 50% of the adult sharing rate will apply per child per night.

Children 6yrs and over will automatically be included in game drives activities.
Children 5yrs and younger will only be included at the discretion of the ranger at the time of stay. Alternatively a private landrover can be booked at the time of stay at an additional cost and subject to availability.

Bukela Game Lodge 12+ yrs welcome
Bush Lodge 6 + yrs welcome
The Safari Lodge 9+ years welcome
HillsNek Safaris All ages welcome
Hlosi Game Lodge All ages welcome (Childrens Programme)
Woodbury Lodge All ages welcome
Leeuwenbosch Country House All ages welcome (Childrens Programme)
Reed Valley Inn 6+ years welcome
Woodbury Tented Camp All ages welcome
Quatermain’s 1920’s Safari Camp 12+ years welcome
Carnarvon Dale Lodge 9+ years welcome